Arches of the Foot


Midfoot consists of all EXCEPT


A. Navicular

B. Talus

C. Cuboid

D. Cuneiforms



During the standing position, the weight of the body is distributed to which major bone


A. posteroinferior tuberosity of the calcaneum

B. head of first metatarsal

C. head of fifth metatarsal

D. navicular



Which is the main joint of the lateral longitudinal arch?


A. Naviculocuneiform joint

B. calcaneocuboid joint

C. talocalcaneonavicular joints

D. subtalar joints



Which of the following is called as ‘spring ligament’ ?


A. Naviculocuneiform joint

B. Calcaneocuboid joint

C. Plantar calcaneonavicular ligament

D. Subtalar joints



Which tendon provides dynamic supports to the head of talus and suspends Medial Longitudinal Arch arch from above?


A. Tibialis anterior

B. Tibialis posterior

C. Extensor hallucis longus

D. Extensor hallucis brevis



Which is the strongest muscle to support the medial longitudinal arch?


A. Flexor hallucis longus

B. Extensor hallucis longus

C. Extensor hallucis brevis

D. Tibialis anterior



Medial longitudinal arch summit is formed by


A. Cuboid

B. Calcaneus

C. Talus

D. Navicular



Lateral longitudinal arch summit is formed by


A. Cuboid

B. Calcaneum

C. Talus

D. Navicular



Medial longitudinal arch most vulnerable part of the arch is


A. Naviculocuneiform joint

B. Calcaneocuboid joint

C. Talocalcaneonavicular joints

D. Subtalar joints



Lateral longitudinal arch most vulnerable part of the arch is


A. Naviculocuneiform joint

B. Calcaneocuboid joint

C. Talocalcaneonavicular joints

D. Subtalar joints



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